A local print firm is supporting an employee in the Army Reserve who is currently on a mission in Kenya.
Elland-based ABS UK Ltd is helping to raise the profile of Steve Hosker, a field service engineer who works at the firm, who is on exercise in Nanyuki near Nairobi, providing training support to the British Army Training Unit Kenya.
BATUK is a permanent training support unit which provides logistic support to visiting units and consists of around 56 permanent staff and reinforcing short tour cohort of another 110 personnel.
As a field service technician at ABS, Steve covers a patch of around 300 machines and assesses and fixes any faults that occur with the machinery. This experience has proved vital in his role in the Army Reserve where he is responsible for maintaining and repairing various pieces of military equipment.
David Lees, from ABS UK Ltd, said: “Steve’s work in the Army Reserve is admirable and we are very supportive of his work. As a company we employ personnel from all backgrounds and are extremely encouraging of employees who want to take part in charitable or community initiatives.
“Next month five employees, including myself, are due to embark on an eight day mission of our own to Sri Lanka to help the Eliya Children’s Home which we support through the ABS Foundation. It will be a once in a lifetime experience and we can’t wait to get out there.”